Dear Me: The advice I’d give to the girl I used to be

Have you ever thought about what advice you would give yourself if you could travel back in time? Would you try and right any wrongs? Maybe you would influence a few dodgy decisions? Just think … you could change history and reengineer your first kiss, your failed driving test or education choices. OK, so weContinue reading “Dear Me: The advice I’d give to the girl I used to be”

Struggling to do the right thing? How to cope when life goes wrong

Is it ever right to do the wrong thing? Maybe the question you should be asking yourself is “are you doing something right, or are you doing the right thing”? Confused? Let us explain. You could be struggling to complete a task: are you struggling because you are doing it wrong? For example, are youContinue reading “Struggling to do the right thing? How to cope when life goes wrong”

Midlife Motivation and Perimenopausal Pandemonium: The Perimenopausal Princess Papers (Part 8)

I slept in until 10am, was in my dressing gown until midday and appear to have lost 2 hours in some kind of fog. I’m exhausted and mourn the loss of energy I used to enjoy and take for granted. My get up and go I had in my 20s and 30s has got up and gone.

The Evolution of Friendship: Has your support network changed in middle age?

We all know the saying “friends are the family you choose”, and I’m very choosy when it comes to friends. I don’t mean acquaintances that we collect through our lives … I mean the people who see the real us. The puffy-faced, snot-encrusted, unwashed-hair, still-in-our-pyjamas-at-2pm-on-a-Saturday us. My friends list now is a little different toContinue reading “The Evolution of Friendship: Has your support network changed in middle age?”

Hungry? Or just bored? Don’t let a snack attack scupper your weight loss!

Do you walk past the fridge and mindlessly grab something to snack on? Are you guilty of reaching for food in times of stress? Or maybe you can’t bear to see an unfinished plate and continue to pick at food when you are full? Maybe it’s about time to be more mindful of when andContinue reading “Hungry? Or just bored? Don’t let a snack attack scupper your weight loss!”

Drowning in Clutter: Tidy Up, Reclaim your Home and Boost your Mind

I like to think of myself as reasonably neat and tidy. Not what you would describe as a clean-freak, but house-proud enough to keep things in a reasonable order. But I do have a degree of clutter these days. I’m not sure how it has happened, but somehow, there are some things that never seemContinue reading “Drowning in Clutter: Tidy Up, Reclaim your Home and Boost your Mind”

Ditching Dating: Dare to be single and happy!

Single women are sad, lonely creatures desperate to find love, forever destined for spinsterhood? Er, no, actually. As much as books and films condition us from a young age that wife-dom should be the ultimate goal, more and more women are embracing the single life and are perfectly happy to do so. In fact, forContinue reading “Ditching Dating: Dare to be single and happy!”